In 2015, the Ak-Chin Indian Community was facing challenges. A major casino renovation, initially planned by the casino operator, was in the planning stage. The Community expanded the scope but was concerned over resources to manage the work. An architect had been selected by Harrah’s and a contractor had been selected by the Community. Over a series of conversations and analyses, ownership led the two to join forces as a design-build team. Success ensued.
Effectively negotiate key terms of design-build contracts following initial engagement under a different delivery method (from both the owner and design-builder perspective).
Evaluate and define potential costs and savings associated with migrating to a design-build delivery.
Lead effective partnering sessions aimed at aligning designers and builders who are selected separately prior to converting to design-build delivery.
Describe and select enhanced services appropriate for the staffing and management capabilities of the client.